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2022 Spring Policy Forum

Homelessness in California

Event Details:

Thursday, May 19, 2022


366 Galvez Street, SIEPR
Stanford, CA 94305
United States


This event is open to:

By Invitation Only
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Thank you for joining us for our spring Policy Forum examining homelessness in California on May 19! This event brought together many leading experts — policymakers, scholars and advocates — who covered the causes of the state’s homelessness crisis the policy approaches intended to correct it.

We encourage you to read our latest policy brief written by Jialu Streeter, a SIEPR Research Scholar and our Director of Partnerships. The piece outlines many of the issues we’ll address during the Policy Forum. And please visit this page in the days ahead for event recordings and additional information.



Thursday, May 19, 2022

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    Welcome Remarks & the Status Quo Update

    Mark Duggan

    The Trione Director of SIEPR; The Wayne and Jodi Cooperman Professor of Economics, Stanford University

    Jialu Streeter

    Director of Partnerships, Research Scholar, SIEPR

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    Housing Affordability & Economic Vulnerability

    Chris Ko

    VP of Impact & Strategy, United Way of Greater Los Angeles

    Gary Painter

    Professor in the Sol Price School of Public Policy, USC; Director of the Sol Price Center for Social Innovation and the Homelessness Policy Research Institute

    Regina Celestin Williams

    Executive Director, SV@Home

    Moderator: David Grusky

    Edward Ames Edmond Professor in the School of Humanities and Sciences, Stanford University; Director, Center on Poverty and Inequality; Senior Fellow, SIEPR.

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    No Place for a Home: How Regulations and Policies Exacerbate Housing Shortage in California

    Enrico Moretti

    The Michael R. Peevey and Donald Vial Professor of Economics, UC Berkeley

    Meea Kang

    Senior Vice President of Development, Related California

    Jennifer Hernandez

    Land Use & Environmental Lawyer, Holland & Knight

    Moderator: Rebecca Diamond

    Professor of Economics, Stanford University; Senior Fellow, SIEPR

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    Lunch Keynote

    Darrell Steinberg

    Mayor of Sacramento

    Moderator: Jeff Bellisario

    Executive Director, Bay Area Council Economic Institute

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    Opportunities to Reduce Homelessness

    Pastor Paul Bains

    President & Co-Founder, WeHOPE/Homeless & Mobile Services & UHB/Manufactured Housing

    Brian Greenberg

    Vice President, LifeMoves Homeless Shelters

    Rosanne Haggerty

    Founder & CEO, Community Solutions

    Moderator: Irena Asmundson

    Managing Director and Policy Fellow, California Policy Research Initiative (CAPRI); Research Scholar, SIEPR

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    Street Homelessness, Mental Illness, and Drug Addiction

    Lisa Dailey

    Executive Director, Treatment Advocacy Center

    Anna Lembke

    Professor of Psychiatry, Stanford University; Chief of the Stanford Addiction Medicine Dual Diagnosis Clinic

    Michael Shellenberger

    Bestselling author of "Apocalypse Never" and "San Fransicko - Why Progressives Ruin Cities"

    Moderator - Jialu Streeter

    Director of Partnerships, Research Scholar, SIEPR

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    Afternoon Keynote

    Scott Wiener

    California State Senator

    Mark Duggan

    the Trione Director of SIEPR; the Wayne and Jodi Cooperman Professor of Economics, Stanford University

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    Challenges to Public Safety in Our Cities

    Chief LeRonne Armstrong

    Chief of the Oakland Police Department

    Jeff Kositsky

    Former Director of San Francisco Department of Homelessness and Supportive Housing

    Vern Pierson

    District Attorney, County of El Dorado

    Tom Wolf

    Advocate for recovery, formerly homeless and recovering addict

    Moderator: Marisa Lagos

    Correspondent for KQED’s California Politics and Government Desk

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    Dinner Keynote

    Kevin Faulconer

    Former Mayor of San Diego

    Moderator - Olivia Martin

    JD and Econ PhD student, Stanford University; Knight-Hennessy Scholar

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